U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Extends E-Learning Contract with GeoLearning
WEST DES MOINES, IA, June 18, 2003 — GeoLearning, Inc., the leading provider of ASP-delivered learning management systems and e-learning content, announced today that the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), has signed a 1-year contract extension for its GeoMaestro(TM) learning management system and e-learning delivery platform. HUD Virtual University was originally launched in mid-2002 on the GeoLearning hosted LMS platform as part of the federal government’s Gov Online Learning Center e-Training Initiative.
With the GeoMaestro(TM) LMS, HUD Virtual University delivers, tracks and reports data on approximately 1,800 courses in business skills, computer desktop training and IT skills for 10,000 HUD employees.
The Gov Online Learning Center (GOLC) at http://www.golearn.gov, which is also powered by GeoLearning’s GeoMaestro(TM) LMS, provides one-stop access to e-training services for more than 1.8 million people employed by the federal government, making it the e-learning industry’s largest implementation. The e-Training Initiative and GOLC is an effort by the Office of Management & Budget and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to simplify and unify e-training services across federal government and is one of 24 e-government initiatives that support President George W. Bush’s Management Agenda.
The federal e-training site was recently honored with an Explorer Award at the 2003 E-Gov Awards for its innovations in e-government.
About GeoLearning, Inc.
GeoLearning is the leading provider of ASP-delivered learning management systems and e-learning content for organizations around the world, including Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and educational institutions. With no hardware or software to install, the company’s GeoMaestro(TM) and
GeoExpress(TM) LMS and e-learning delivery platforms can be deployed quickly, allowing clients to efficiently manage enterprise learning and development. Additional information is available at http://www.geolearning.com.
About the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing minority homeownership, creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans, supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as well as enforces the nation’s fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available at http://www.hud.gov.